Explore the Mekong Delta region on this full-day excursion from Ho Chi Minh City. Experience local life as you cruise along the scenic Tien River.
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Ho Chi Minh City is primarily the gateway to the Mekong Delta and nearby Cu Chi Tunnels, both of which are highly recommended but there are also lots…
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for the price of around $20, this tour was a bargain (though it's worth keeping a budget of $5+ for tips of various people along the way). Our guide Hang was great, really dead-pan funny and she did a great job explaining things and handling a group that was 50/50 domestic and international traveller. Great lunch. Would be a 5 star tour if they did some basic maintenance on the bikes - most were falling to pieces and I had to drop off the biking part and find my own way back to the base because the chain fell off and the seat post collapsed (and this happened to several people in our group...) the bikes are fine if they are looked after and I was a bit annoyed to miss out on the cycling part.
Tour guide was funny - you need thick skin though! Bring a change of clothes if you're doing the tunnel crawl. Only issues were the stops at the Lacker place - seems like a bit of a cash grab (same as coconut place, but that one was a bit cooler). The other thing was that the trip includes ~5+ hrs of driving and you don't drink booze in the limo as the picture would have you assume. However, the tours are really cool and the guide was hilarious!
Thankfully we booked the 10-20 group vs the 20 to 40 group. Otherwise we would have been fighting to hear our guide over the rest of the group. We ended up having about 10 and it was good. The only issue was that there were many other tours going on at the exact same time. So we did a bit of waiting for items to open up for us. All in all it was not too bad but it should be noted. Our guide hei was great at answering all of our questions.
This was an activity-packed day, with two lengthy bus journeys bookending the tour itself. However, throughout the day Vu (our guide) was energetic, informative and spoke impeccable English. We really enjoyed all of the activities (although were very tired by about halfway through, so perhaps the traditional music could be cut from future tours) and felt we saw many different aspects of the Mekong Delta.
We had a great day. Tour company picked us up on time, ensured we were looked after during trip with water, convenience stops and refresher towel. Our guide Jimmy was friendly, warm and charming...sharing knowledge and stories. Definitely worth it. Bus driver was also very good, confident and patient in crazy Vietnam traffic. A long day but a great day. Also loved the lunch and village experience.